Faculty research is clustered into six interdisciplinary research pillars spanning across all departments. 

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

Yue Ning Department of Computer Science Transparency, Interpretability, and Fairness in AI for Decision Making, Social Science, and Healthcare
Wendy Wang Department of Computer Science Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence
Zhuo Feng Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering High-Performance Spectral Methods for Truly Scalable Chip Design and Graph Learning Applications
Yi Guo Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Socially Assistive Mobile Robots for Seamless Human-Robot Interaction
K.P. Subbalakshmi Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Explainable AI and NLP for Healthcare and CyberSafety Applications
Yu-Dong Yao Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Radio Spectrum Awareness Using AI for Reliable, Efficient, and Secure Wireless Networks
Rizos Sklinos Department of Mathematical Sciences Computational Learning Theory for Hyperbolic Geometry
Michael Zabarankin Department of Mathematical Sciences Optimization Under Uncertainty
Brendan Englot Department of Mechanical Engineering Intelligent Autonomous Navigation for Mobile Robots Operating in Complex Environments

Biomedical Engineering, Healthcare, & Life Sciences

Jinho Kim Department of Biomedical Engineering Repairing Damaged Lung Tissue via Site-Specific Cell Replacement
Raviraj Nataraj Department of Biomedical Engineering Cognition Inspired Movement Rehabilitation for Persons with Severe Physical Trauma
Carrie Pearlman Department of Biomedical Engineering Reducing Ventilation Injury of Lungs by Reducing Alveolar Surface Tension
Hongjun Wang Department of Biomedical Engineering Tissue Engineering and Nanomedicine for Replacement and Treatment of Diseased Tissues/Organs
Shang Wang Department of Biomedical Engineering Developing Optical Imaging Techniques to Advance Biomedicine
Xiaojun Yu Department of Biomedical Engineering Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials, Drug Delivery & Nanobiotechnology for Bone Healing and Peripheral Nerve Regeneration
Antonia Zaferiou Department of Biomedical Engineering Musculoskeletal Control and Dynamics
Henry Du Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science Fiber Optics and Nanophotonics for Chem/Bio Sensing, Disease Diagnosis, and Energy Harvesting
Matt Libera Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science Biomedical Microhydrogels
Marcin Iwanicki Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology Tissue Engineering of Ovarian Cancer for Early Detection and New Treatment Discovery
James Liang Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology Pharmaceutical Chemistry Lab
Woo Lee Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology Engineered Cancer Niches
Ansu Perekatt Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology Intestinal Organoids from Genetically Modified Tumor Mice Models to Study Tumor-Initiating Stem Cells
Abishek Sharma Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology Developing Novel Therapeutic Agents for Breast Cancer and Privileged Molecular Building Blocks
Yong Zhang Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology High Accuracy Computational Chemistry Lab
Negar Tavassolian Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Non-Invasive, Efficient Health Monitoring Systems Based on Electromagnetic and Inertial Modalities
Robert Chang Department of Mechanical Engineering Additive Manufacturing (AM) Process Innovation for Tissue Models in Biological Applications
Long Wang Department of Mechanical Engineering Remotely Assisted Robotic Manipulation
Johannes Weickenmeier Department of Mechanical Engineering Soft Matter Biomechanics: Experimental and Computational tools to Study the Function and Form of Living Matter
Damiano Zanotto Department of Mechanical Engineering Biomechatronics and Wearable Robotics for Rehabilitation Engineering & Human Motion Analysis
Annie Zhang Department of Mechanical Engineering Engineering Low Dimensional Materials for Next-Generation Skin-Like Wearable Electronics

Cybersecurity

Giuseppe Ateniese Department of Computer Science Trustworthy and Private AI
Georgios Portokalidis Department of Computer Science Improving Software Security and Reliability
Nikos Triandopoulos Department of Computer Science Towards Stronger Enterprise Security for Breach-Resilient Security Analytics & Credential Protection
Wendy Wang Department of Computer Science Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence
Susanne Wetzel Department of Computer Science Cybersecurity in Complex Systems Facilitating Secure and Efficient Applications
Jun Xu Department of Computer Science Bug-driven Program Analysis, Verification & Testing to Secure Production-Grade Software Systems
Junjian Qi Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Smart Grid Control and Resilience
Shucheng Yu Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Cross-Layer Cybersecurity Research from Wireless PHY Layer to Machine Learning & Distributed Trust
Hamid Jafarnejad Sani Department of Mechanical Engineering Resilient and Secure Control Design for Intelligent Autonomous Systems Under Cyber-Physical Attacks

Data Science & Information Systems

Eric Koskinen Department of Computer Science Safe, Concurrent Programming Languages to Reliably Exploit Multicore Architectures
Zhuo Feng Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering High-Performance Spectral Methods for Truly Scalable Chip Design and Graph Learning Applications
Hongbin Li Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Green RF Sensing & Communications on Shared Radio Spectrum
Hang Liu Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering High-Performance Computing Systems for Data Mining, Graph Computing, Machine Learning and 5G
Min Song Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Wireless Spectrum Management and Vehicle Communication Networks
Darinka Dentcheva Department of Mathematical Sciences Stochastic Optimization and Risk Control
Michael Zabarankin Department of Mathematical Sciences Optimization Under Uncertainty

Quantum Science & Engineering

E.H. Yang Department of Mechanical Engineering Atomically Thin Magnetic Crystals: Toward Emerging Spintronics and Quantum Information Science
Rupak Chatterjee Department of Physics Machine Learning and Quantum Physics Quantum Engineered Systems for Big Data Analytics
Yuping Huang Department of Physics Innovative Quantum Engineering for Value-Creation Quantum Systems and Technology
Svetlana Malinovskaya Department of Physics Quantum-Enabled Detection and Imaging Using Modern Laser Technology for Homeland Security, Non-Destructive Evaluation and Medical Diagnostics
Igor Pikovski Department of Physics Quantum Information & Foundations: Quantum Control for Quantum Technologies and the Study of Gravity
Xiaofeng Qian Department of Physics Quantum Information with Entangled Optics: Emerging New Links Between Quantum and Classical
Chunlei Qu Department of Physics Engineering Novel Quantum Materials for Quantum Computing and Quantum Devices
Stefan Strauf Department of Physics Semiconductor Quantum Photonics: On-Chip Quantum Light Sources, Nanoplasmonics, 2D Magnetism
Ting Yu Department of Physics Physics of Quantum Information: Quantum Noise, Quantum Open Systems, and Decoherence

Resilience & Sustainability

Pinar Akcora Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science Designing Polymer-Grafted Nanoparticles for Energy Storage, Mechanical Adaptivity, and Biosensing Applications
Jae Chul Kim Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science Solid-State Ionics of Energy Storage for Next-Generation, Lighter, Smaller, and Safer Batteries
Adeniyi Lawal Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science Novel Microalgae to Biofuel Process
Athula Attygalle Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology Modern Mass Spectrometry for Characterization of Gaseous Ions and Natural Products
Yi Bao Department of Civil, Environmental, & Ocean Engineering Advanced Structure & Process for Sustainable and Resilient Civil Infrastructure
Christos Christodoulatos Department of Civil, Environmental, & Ocean Engineering Energetic-Laden Wastewater Treatment Technology via Chemical Reduction or Advanced Oxidation Transformations and Field Pilot Ascale of Industrial Wastewater to Biofuel via Algae Growth, Harvesting, and Biogas Production
Muhammad Hajj Department of Civil, Environmental, & Ocean Engineering Energy Harvesting: Microwatt to Megawatt
Kaijian Liu Department of Civil, Environmental, & Ocean Engineering Intelligent and Human-Centered Big Data Analytics for Smart Built Environment
Reza Marsooli Department of Civil, Environmental, & Ocean Engineering Coastal Physical Oceanography: Basic & Applied Research for Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards
Weina Meng Department of Civil, Environmental, & Ocean Engineering Advanced Concrete Technology (ACT) for Sustainable and Resilient Civil Infrastructure
Xiaoguang Meng Department of Civil, Environmental, & Ocean Engineering Novel Adsorbents for Lead Removal
Jon Miller Department of Civil, Environmental, & Ocean Engineering Enhancing Coastal Community Resilience to Hazards Including Storm Surge, Coastal Erosion, and Climate Change
Valentina Prigiobe Department of Civil, Environmental, & Ocean Engineering Growing Algae Using Carbonate Minerals for Biofuel Production and Bio-Plastic
Dibyendu Sarkar Department of Civil, Environmental, & Ocean Engineering Developing Green Technologies for a Sustainable World
Rita Sousa Department of Civil, Environmental, & Ocean Engineering Geomechanics of the Subsurface for Resilient and Sustainable Subsurface Infrastructure
Junjian Qi Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Smart Grid Control and Resilience
Lei Woo Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering New Brain for Optimal Operation of Smart Grid: Comprehensive and Realistic Models & Fast and Scalable Algorithms
Chang-Hwan Choi Department of Mechanical Engineering Nature-Inspired Surface Engineering for Water, Food, Energy, Environment, and Health Applications
Kevin Connington Department of Mechanical Engineering Multiphase Flow Simulations: Using the Lattice Boltzmann Method for Soft Matter Applications
Brendan Englot Department of Mechanical Engineering Intelligent Autonomous Navigation for Mobile Robots Operating in Complex Environments
Frank Fisher Department of Mechanical Engineering Nanomechanics and Nanomaterials Lab: Leveraging the Study of Advanced Material Systems at the Nanoscale
Hamid Jafarnejad Sani Department of Mechanical Engineering Resilient and Secure Control Design for Intelligent Autonomous Systems Under Cyber-Physical Attacks
Nick Parziale Department of Mechanical Engineering High-Speed and Reacting Flows for Applications in Defense and Sustainability